Historical Enquiry 11

How great was the impact of the First World War?

This enquiry examines how great the impact of the First World War was on Europe. The principal focus will be on looking at the impact of the War on Britain and the major powers in the decades which followed 1918.

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Historical Enquiry 11

How great was the impact of the First World War?

Teacher notes

Stage 1

Was Woodrow Wilson being realistic in trying to achieve his 14 Points?


Stage 2

Was redrawing the map of Europe really a good thing to do?


Stage 3

Did the First World War really change the lives of ordinary people?


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